Brighton Reticulation

Laying Turf Well… Laying Turf Badly…

Yep – you can really stuff it up if you don’t know what you are doing! As with all jobs of this kind preparation is everything – after that its ‘green side up’… or so you’d think… But we have seen jobs where the landscaper obviously under-ordered on turf and just left a 100mm strip down the side of the yard. Or this one where rather than butting the edges up hard he just filled the gaps with soil. ¬† The turf will grow across, but its not what you want to see. A good lawn should be fit for […]

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New Turf and Irrigation Installation in Yanchep

This is a great time of year to lay new turf! With the cooler weather ahead the turf will not be stressed and will get settled in before the dormant winter period. The picture above is of a job we did in Yanchep last year – new turf and retic to the whole backyard. You can check the whole project out here. (Labrador not included ūüôā ) Call us to get a free quote on new irrigation and turf for your whole house or just for the backyard. Chances are we can get your whole landscape transformed in just one […]

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Irrigation Installation and Empire Zoyzia Turf in Mindarie

Here’s one I did this week. A new build in Mindarie where the front yard needed sorting out. This is where we started. Empire Zoyzia is a beautiful mid sized leaf that grows slower than either buffalo or wintergreen. The bobcat came in, moved out the dirt and brought in some good soil. On Tuesday I installed the retic using MP Rotators and then on Thursday we laid the lawn. Laying the turf A fresh start – all laid, compacted and looking good If you’re after a quote then give me a call on 0400044236.  

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Reticulation and Turf Installation in Quinns Rocks

We do a lot of work in the Quinns¬†area and now is a great time to beat the spring rush and get your new retic and lawn down. We install all varieties of turf so call us for a fast quote on the work that needs doing. The most popular turf varieties are: Sir Walter Buffalo¬†– thick rich, full leaf and very luxurious. Wintergreen¬†– fine leaf, hardy and very popular. Empire Zoyzia¬†– a mid sized leaf and a beautiful looking lawn that needs less mowing. (The picture above is Empire) Palmetto¬†– excellent in shade and another beautiful variety of Buffalo. […]

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Laying New Turf in Jindalee

We install all varieties of turf so call us for a fast quote on the work that needs doing. The most popular turf varieties are: Sir Walter Buffalo¬†– thick rich, full leaf and very luxurious. Wintergreen¬†– fine leaf, hardy and very popular. Empire Zoyzia¬†– a mid sized leaf and a beautiful looking lawn that needs less mowing. (The picture above is Empire) Palmetto¬†– excellent in shade and another beautiful variety of Buffalo. Kikuyu¬†– another very hardy turf, often used in parks because of its toughness We can install reticulation to go with the turf and generally we can get a […]

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Laying New Turf in Alkimos

We do a lot of work in the Alkimos area and now is a great time to beat the spring rush and get your new lawn down. We install all varieties of turf so call us for a fast quote on the work that needs doing. The most popular turf varieties are: Sir Walter Buffalo¬†– thick rich, full leaf and very luxurious. Wintergreen¬†– fine leaf, hardy and very popular. Empire Zoyzia¬†– a mid sized leaf and a beautiful looking lawn that needs less mowing. (The picture above is Empire) Palmetto¬†– excellent in shade and another beautiful variety of Buffalo. Kikuyu¬†– […]

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What is the Best Type of Sprinkler?

A lot of¬†people¬†ask me what the best sprinklers are, and the answer is that it depends on the job it needs to do. Here are some pros and cons of various types of sprinklers: Standard Toro/Rainbird pop-ups: ¬†are good sprinklers in that distribute a lot of water in a short space of time and they are cheap and easy to replace. If well maintained the sprinkler body and seals can easily last 5 years. Their negative is that their spray can mist and get easily blown by the wind. Gear Drives – Gear drives are tough and are generally used […]

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Reticulation in Jindowie with Poor Water Pressure

  Recently¬†I laid the main retic line for a client in Jindowie (a part of Yanchep). I’ve written before about water pressure issues in this part of the world and today we hit the same problem again. I use Richdel solenoids 99% of the time, but today they wouldn’t seal. They need a certain amount of backpressure and the water being what it is up here I just couldn’t get them to work. I changed them for Hunter PGVs and they worked fine. I’m not sure why Hunters will operate with the lower pressure, but they seem to be the […]

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Why Are My Sprinklers Just Dribbling?

I went to look at a job this week where the sprinklers were working, but barely so. Each station would dribble a small amount of water, but there was nowhere near enough to run the system. What was going on?… I guess the logical cause had to be the master solenoid being stuck and thereby reducing pressure all round. However I have changed these over before only to see no change in the performance so I was cautious, even moreso because the master was buried 600ml deep, encased in bricks and covered in rocks and rubble. Not fun to get […]

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